Palle Duun Rohde: Digging Into the Genetic Causes of Schizophrenia and ADHD

PhD defence, Tuesday 12 December 2017, Palle Duun Rohde.

2017.12.12 | Lisbeth Heilesen

Palle Duun Rohde

During his studies, Palle Duun Rohde researched the underlying genetic mechanisms that contributes to the risk of developing schizophrenia and ADHD. Using interdisciplinary and integrative statistical methods he investigated if integrating data across studies could provide novel knowledge about the genetic causes of these schizophrenia and ADHD. In addition, Palle Duun Rohde studied ADHD-like behaviours in the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to investigate the applicability of cross-species data integration. The new research findings contribute to the understanding of the genetic complexity underlying schizophrenia and ADHD, and provide the foundation for future integrative genomic studies for understanding the genetic architecture of human diseases.

The PhD degree is completed at the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG), Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 13.00
Place: Auditorium, Aarhus University Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele
Title of dissertation: Dissecting the genetic variation of schizophrenia and ADHD using an integrative genomic approach

Contact information:
Palle Duun Rohde, e-mail: palle.d.rohde@mbg.au.dk tel.: +45 87 15 49 87 | +45 23 47 11 97
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Chris Haley, MRC Human Genetics Unit, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Associate Professor Kim Furbo Rewitz, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Just Jensen (chair), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Senior Researcher Peter Sørensen, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Co-supervisor:
Professor Anders Børglum, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University
Associate Professor Ditte Demontis, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University
Professor Volker Loeschcke, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
Associate Professor Torsten Nygaard Kristensen, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST,
Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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